March 25, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Good news Bond ratings strengthen for Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks has had five bond rating upgrades from Standard & Poor’s in the last nine months, saving local taxpayers thousands of dollars.   Bonds are rated on a scale of AAA to D. More...

Health & Wellness

Proper nutrition can help ease feelings of stress

Turning to comfort foods to relieve stress could ultimately lead to poor health. The Health Resource network has designated April as Stress Awareness month. In recognition of the campaign, here are tips to relieve stress.   More...

Brain injury subject of conference

The nonprofit Brain Injury Center of Camarillo will host its second annual Ventura County Brain Injury Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sat., April 10 at the Ventura County Office of Education in Camarillo.   More...

Weight-loss group to meet

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets each Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Cameron Center on Greenmeadow Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., MARCH 25 Banyan Annual   Talent, Variety Show 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Banyan Elementary School multipurpose room, 1120 Knollwood Drive, Newbury Park. Musical acts, dance, magic; for families.   Time: 6:30 p.m. More...

Schools

Food bank gets help from WHS

WARRIOR CHEER TEAM HELPS FOOD BANK–Mike Mathews, executive director of Manna, Conejo Valley’s food bank, takes one of 11 baskets from WHS freshman Kim Seltzer. More...

Sequoia student in geography bee

Jake Perl, an eighth-grader at Sequoia Middle School in Newbury Park, is a semifinalist eligible to compete in the 2010 California Geographic Bee on April 9 at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento.   More...

High School Hi-Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., March 26: Career Choices Fair/career center/8 a.m. to noon   Mon., March 29: Freshman registration   Spring rally/10 to 11:30 a.m. More...

Business

Chamber to host business expo and trade show

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, formerly Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce, will host a Spring Business Expo and Trade Show from 5 to 7:30 p.m. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

Company Name Symbol Mar. 24 Mar. 17 Mar. 10 Mar. More...

Pets

FELINE TEASER

FELINE TEASER–MistiLynn Lokken of Thousand Oaks writes, “There are a couple squirrels that reside in the trees of my apartment complex. More...

JUMPIN’ JACK

JUMPIN’ JACK–Jack is a 2-year-old brown-and-white German shepherd-collie mix. He’s waiting for you at the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road, just west of Kanan. More...

Family

Sycamore places in math contest

Sycamore Canyon Middle School students, lead by math teacher Malinda Young, represented their school in the MathCounts Ventura-Santa Barbara Chapter competition in February. More...

All-star team named in basketball

BEST IN LEAGUE–The Ventura County Youth Basketball Conference has announced this year’s eighthgrade all-stars: Charlie Gallaher of Newbury Park; Aleksandr Abrams of Newbury Par More...

MOMS to meet

The MOMS (Moms Offering Moms Support) Club of Thousand Oaks, primarily for stay-athome mothers, will host an afternoon at the park with their children at 3:30 p.m. Tues., April 13. More...

Columns

The Peanut League

Playing for the Boston Red Sox, he’s about 4 feet tall, give or take a few dirt clods. He’s the one with the Scooby-Doo snacks stuck in his teeth. More...

Race for county sheriff is already heating up

She said she’s finally ready to tell her side of the story.   He said it’s part of a smear campaign against him.   She said no one asked her to come forward and that he should have been fired.   More...

District’s adult school will be squeezed in next year’s budget

The Conejo Valley Adult School will likely be taking a big hit next year, but Principal Mike Waters said the program will still be solid and successful.   More...

Sharing smiles at a fundraiser

HAVING FUN–Thousand Oaks resident Camille Land, left, and Westlake Village resident Lauryl Buckel mingle at the Islands in the Sun benefit auction and community event in support of St. More...

Community

City goes high-tech in the graffiti fight

Thousand Oaks tries to remove graffiti within 24 hours after it’s reported in an effort to prevent crime perpetuated by gangs, according to a city report. More...

Fast response crucial in preventing graffiti vandalism

If you see graffiti, report it immediately to the graffiti removal hotline, (805) 449-2488, or send an e-mail to the city of T.O. More...

Pirates to invade city libraries

The Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library will present a pirate show at 10:30 a.m. Sat., April 10 at the Newbury Park branch, 2331 Borchard Road. and 1:30 p.m. at the Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road.   More...

Dining & Entertainment

The Acorn Epicurean

Simi Valley Town Center is the happening place on Friday afternoons since the opening of the Simi Valley Farmers Market. More...

The Movie Nut

Milo Boyd (Gerard Butler) is an ex-cop, a bounty hunter with a gambling debt. Nicole Hurley (Jennifer Aniston) is an ace reporter who smells a police coverup in a recent suicide. More...

Westlake women host luncheon

The Westlake Women’s Club will meet for a luncheon at 10 a.m. Tues., April 13 at the Westlake Inn, 31943 Agoura Road, Westlake Village. More...

Sports

Lancers serve notice in league play

Local boys’ tennis update

Tennis is about experience, desire and wearing out the guy across the net.   All local schools are enjoying solid seasons across the board. More...

Marmonte names all-league selections for winter season

The Marmonte League has announced its all-league recipients for the winter sports season. More...

Ceremony Saturday to celebrate WHS football

Westlake High varsity football coach Jim Benkert will present the 2009 Westlake Warrior football players with their CIF-Southern Section title rings during a ceremony and breakfast at the WHS gymnasium Saturday at 9 a.m. More...

Faith

Adat Elohim teacher earns recognition

Temple Adat Elohim’s award-winning Early Childhood Education Center teacher and Thousand Oaks resident Bobbie Match is this year’s recipient of the Builders of Jewish Education Hana Amir Scholarship Award.   More...

Church will host Easter egg hunt

King of Glory Lutheran Church will host the annual community Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. Sat., April 3 in the preschool area of the church, 2500 Borchard  Road, Newbury Park. All children are welcome. More...

Celebrate Easter at sunrise

The 43rd annual Easter sunrise service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park will take place at 6 a.m. Sun., April 4. The park is at 5600 Lindero Canyon Road in Westlake Village. More...

Letters

The school board will decide where Bridges goes

Bridges has mounted an aggressive public relations campaign, hoping to pressure the Conejo Valley Unified School District Board of Education into giving them the University campus, a decision that’s not in the best interests More...

University the only logical choice for Bridges Charter

School districts across the country are struggling to meet the needs of all children in their districts. More...

Put Bridges in the University campus

Wisely, Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) has decided that Horizon Hills is off the table as a home for Bridges Charter School. Still, the question remains, where should Bridges be located? More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

CAPITOL CITY —Cheryl Farrell of Thousand Oaks and her 11-year-old daughter, pictured, witness the historic inauguration of President Barak Obama in Washington, D.C. More...